Shannon Liggett earns ACHA certification

Experienced, Certified, Preferred

OPN’s Healthcare Planner, Shannon Liggett, achieves American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) certification.

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ACHA provides board certification to architects who specialize in healthcare through a rigorous and thorough testing process, portfolio submission, and continuing education requirements. Overseen by an independent testing agency, ACHA is a professionally sound and legally defensible standard by which people ca​n identify and distinguish themselves as healthcare architects.

​The goal of the American College of Healthcare Architects is to transform health care through better built environments. Currently, ACHA has 405 active certificants, plus 47 Fellows, and 84 Emeritus certificants with non-active statuses.

Architects who earn the ACHA credential have had their health care experience and knowledge independently evaluated and approved, acting as a stamp of approval to differentiate architects with specialized health care skills for their clients, employers and colleagues. Ultimately, the entire certification process is designed to recognize the expertise of architects who have substantial experience in all aspects of healthcare architecture projects.

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Shannon has a proven record of delivering high profile and complex projects across the country, most recently including the new In-Patient Behavioral Health Hospital at the University of Maryland, and the new Osage Nation Health and Wellness Center in Oklahoma. With over 25 years in the healthcare design industry, he has led new and renovation projects from planning through design and construction utilizing Lean design and planning methods. Shannon brings a wealth of healthcare experience and knowledge as an architect and Healthcare Planner, having worked on projects ranging from $250k – $500M.

“My passion has always been healthcare planning. Creating places that help people. Sometimes it is on a very humanistic level by enhancing the patient’s experience. Other times it is providing the practitioners with the tools to do their important work.”   – Shannon Liggett, ACHA

Aligned with the values of the American College of Healthcare Architects certification, Shannon’s inspired by making a difference, even in the smallest ways. As an architect in the healthcare industry, he enjoys gaining new knowledge every day, and sharing what he has learned through mentorship with other architects.

Congratulations Shannon Liggett, AIA, NCARB, ACHA on your notable and well deserved certification!